• Nova Paint Club Conference held in Spain

    January 11, 2010
    Spanish paint company Barnices Valentine hosted the Fall 2009 Nova Paint Club Conference in Barcelona from Oct. 26-30. The conference brought together Nova board members and technical and purchasing committee members to discuss joint strategies to ta…

  • Evonik's Shanghai facility goes on stream

    January 11, 2010
    Evonik Industries has brought its Shanghai-based €25 million-facility fully on stream. The new site has an annual capacity of approximately 100,000 metric tons of MMA, and also includes plants for production of methacrylic acid, butyl methacryla…

  • Cognis opens new sulfation facility in Mexico

    January 11, 2010
    Cognis has opened a new SO3 sulfation plant at its site in Ecatepec, Mexico, which produces ingredients for use in products used in emulsion polymers for coatings and adhesives.…

  • U.S. Demand for Soy chemicals to increase

    January 11, 2010
    Demand for soy chemicals is forecast to increase 7.8% per year to $2.7 billion in 2013 in the U.S., according to “Soy Chemicals,” a new study from The Freedonia Group Inc. The success of the soy chemicals industry is dependent on the cont…

  • Univar expands business in the Middle East and Africa

    January 11, 2010
    Univar have announced plans to  expand its business in the Middle East and Africa. With the company’s soon-to-be-opened facility in Dubai’s Jebel Ali Free Zone, Univar aims at better serving existing and potential customers and suppl…

  • Perstorp to increase Aliphatic Isocyanates Production capacity in China

    January 11, 2010
    Perstorp plans to increase its production of aliphatic polyisocyanates in response to growing market demand in Asia. The company will commence implementation of a new production structure in China in 2012. Upon completion, production capacity should…

  • BASF to sell surfactants manufacturing site to Clear Lake Chemicals

    January 11, 2010
    BASF has entered into a definitive agreement to divest its surfactants manufacturing site in Clear Lake, TX, in an asset sale to Clear Lake Chemicals LLC (CLC) of Pasadena, TX. CLC is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Gulf Bayport Chemicals LP. Completion…

  • Sun Chemical Issues First Report on Sustainability

    January 11, 2010
    Sun Chemical released its first sustainability report which provides data-driven performance measurement for seven key sustainability metrics to help customers and consumers understand the company’s environmental impact. The first of its kind r…

  • Positive Results Recorded with Volumetrix paint dispenser at Daimler

    January 11, 2010
    Four-year results with a Volumetrix Fluid Dispense system at Freightliner truck plants in Cleveland, OH and Mt. Holly, NC indicate both significant reductions in repaints as well as a reduction in color-match issues at those plants. Mike Darminin, se…

  • Spies Hecker launches new clear coat

    January 11, 2010
    Under its Spies Hecker automotive refinish business, DuPont has introduced Permacron MS Express Clear Coat 8046. The new product is a robust and versatile clear coat specifically designed to operate under a variety of working conditions.  It del…

  • R-M's Profiller Primer Now Available in Black

    January 11, 2010
    BASF’s automotive refinish brand, R-M, has expanded its greyshade primer portfolio to include Profiller Black, a VOC compliant two component poly­urethane primer. Profiller Black can be used in conjunction with Profiller Grey to achieve a r…

  • PPG Launches Aquacron for Light Industrial Coatings

    January 11, 2010
    PPG Commercial Coatings has launched the Aquacron water-based product platform for light industrial applications. This environmentally friendly product line includes a strong mix of primer and topcoat technologies designed to fit the highly varied li…

  • Sherwin-Williams launches Euronavy ES301

    January 11, 2010
    Sherwin-Williams has introduced Euro­navy ES301, a solvent-free anticorrosive epoxy designed for application over marginally prepared surfaces. Sherwin-Williams acquired Euronavy in December 2008. The product can be applied with no dew point rest…

  • Interlux Introduces New Varnish Products

    January 11, 2010
    International Paint has introduced three new products into its Interlux varnish and wood treatment range for boats—Perfection Plus, Schooner Gold and Compass. Perfection Plus is a clear, two-part polyurethane with prolonged chemical and abrasio…

  • Surfacer, Color System added to Sher-Wood Kem Aqua Plus Line

    January 11, 2010
    Sherwin-Williams has added a Surfacer and Color System to its Sher-wood Kem Aqua Plus offerings, which initially included only a Clear variety. With the introduction of these latest finishes, Sherwin-Williams Chemical Coatings now offers a complete w…